06 - Little Lakes Valley & Mono Recesses Rock Climbing
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Mono Recesses are a series of hanging valleys west of Mono Pass, the further west you go the less visited they get. Recess Peak is located over Mono Pass, although not a climbing destination Pioneer Basin is a wonderful high and relatively remote area, one of the hallmark High Sierra scenic destinations.
Depending on your destination, you will either turn left on Rock Creek Lake Road for Tamarack Lakes trailhead, or continue on Rock Creek Road to Mono Pass trailhead at Mosquito Flat. Two trails start here; Little Lakes Valley and Mono Pass.
Main peaks of interest are:
Bear Creek Spire - Bear Creek and Little Lakes Valley Trail
Mount Dade - Little Lakes Valley Trail
Mount Gabb - Little Lakes Valley Trail
Mount Abbot - Little Lakes Valley Trail
Mount Mills - Little Lakes Valley Trail or Mono Pass Trail
Recess Peak - Mono Pass Trail
Campsites for the main peaks in Little Lakes Valley can be; the west side of Long Lake, Treasure Lakes, or Dade Lake. Some routes can be handled in a long day by fit people.
Permits for this trailhead can be reserved here. Both Mono Pass and Little Lakes Valley are very popular, reserve early.
For backcountry skiers, the road is closed in winter, and parking can be had at a Rock Creek Sno-park. From there you can follow a groomed trail up to Mosquito Flats, then the wonderland of snow and mountains is your oyster. You'll need to display a permit which you can get here .
Classic Climbing Routes at 06 - Little Lakes Valley & Mono Recesses
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